ACT hosts shoot-out between Cup's fastest scorers

David Polkinghorne 9:56 PM   Big hitters to light up Manuka Oval and records may be broken again.

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Bird's in a lonely place, says Gallen

Long break: Paul Gallen at Cronulla training on Monday.

Michael Carayannis 10:49 PM   Greg Bird "wasn't the best" when news of his drug charges broke, according to close friend Paul Gallen.

Canberra Guineas could move to group level

Canberra based horse trainer, Matthew
Dale with Fell Swoop.

David Polkinghorne 9:34 PM   Canberra trainer Matthew Dale thinks the listed Canberra Guineas has become strong enough to follow the $275,000 Black Opal Stakes to group status.

Faulkner set for World Cup return   

James Faulkner.

Andrew Wu 9:58 PM   James Faulkner is confident he has lost none of the batting prowess which made him Australia's master finisher before his injury as he prepares for a likely return to international cricket on Wednesday.

South Africa keen to avoid Australia

Shaun Pollock talks to the media during a South Africa nets session at Manuka Oval on Monday.

David Polkinghorne 9:56 PM   Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock believes both Australia and South Africa will want to avoid each other in the Cricket World Cup quarter-finals.

Ennis puts Raiders on Sharks alert

Rugby League round 15, Bulldogs v Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium, Bulldogs Michael Ennis , Friday, 19th June 2009. Pictures STEVE CHRISTO, SMH SPORT/NEWS. DIGICAM 00001

Chris Dutton 5:09 PM   Michael Ennis says the Sharks have found new life in 2015 and he's ready for a fresh start after turning down a massive deal from the Raiders.

Butler rejects talk of rotation

Jarrad Butler wants to hold onto his starting position for as long as possible.

Chris Dutton 4:17 PM   Reigning ACT Brumbies player of the year Jarrad Butler has rebuffed the notion of a rotation policy after a brutal start to the Super Rugby season, declaring he wants to hold on to his starting spot for as long as possible.

Cricket

How England's media reacted to Sri Lanka loss

England captain Eoin Morgan leads his players off the field after their comprehensive loss to Sri Lanka.

10:00 PM   England have been slammed by media and former players after being "brushed aside with contemptuous ease" by Sri Lanka in Wellington on Sunday.

Limited overs, unlimited runs: World Cup a time of T-plenty

Thanks to A.B. de Villiers, South Africa made 261 in the last 20 overs against the West Indies.

Greg Baum 10:00 PM   The way to succeed in this World Cup is patent: bat first, make at least 300, or lose.

Rugby Heaven

Reds get not-so-gentle reminders about Waratahs

Derby dual: Queenland Reds coach Richard Graham.

Phil Lutton 10:13 PM   Waratahs week at Ballymore has started with a flood of ex-players sending messages to coach Richard Graham, reminding him of how vital it is to give the Old Enemy a decent whack.

Latu learning from Waratahs master Polota-Nau

Fast learner: Tolu Latu of the Waratahs in Super Rugby action against the Rebels.

Rupert Guinness 6:54 PM   When Tolu Latu gets to start a Super Rugby game, one person he will be grateful to besides the coach who selects him will be Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

League HQ

Eels discuss pre-season game in US to capitalise on Hayne's NFL contract

American dream: Former Parramatta Eel Jarryd Hayne  is set to reveal where he'll play NFL.

Michael Chammas 10:00 PM   On the day Jarryd Hayne is set to announce an NFL contract, Parramatta Eels chief executive Scott Seward acknowledged the club has discussed holding a pre-season game in the US to capitalise on the former fullback's profile.

NRL's integrity unit given more powers after Rabbitohs debacle

Club fined: South Sydney forward John Sutton training in Redfern on Monday.

Michael Carayannis 10:00 PM   The NRL has beefed up the powers of its integrity unit following its bungling of South Sydney’s incident in Arizona.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

ACT Sport

Silver Slipper place-getter Voilier leading early Black Opal Stakes nominations

 Tye Angland rides Voilier.

David Polkinghorne 9:37 PM   Voilier has gone from being the horse no one wants to a highly sought after one and the two-year-old looks set for Canberra's  Black Opal Stakes at Thoroughbred Park on Sunday.

Injured Pocock an altitude room test dummy

David Pocock feels the strain in the altitude room.

Chris Dutton   David Pocock and injured Brumbies have been flogged in a "unique" altitude room as test dummies for a Super Rugby secret weapon.

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Soccer

Sydney FC to face EPL giants Tottenham Hotspur in May

One to watch: Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane celebrates scoring against Swansea City in the EPL.

Sebastian Hassett 10:08 PM   Barely a day or so after winding up their English Premier League campaign, Tottenham Hotspur look to be on their way to Australia to face Sydney FC on May 30 at ANZ Stadium.

Police to investigate fan violence at Sydney derby

Call for calm: Sydney FC Chief Executive Officer Tony Pignata

Dominic Bossi 8:57 PM   The violence that marred the Sydney A-League derby on Saturday will be investigated by police.

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Tennis

Nadal wins Argentina Open, equals Vilas' record

Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory.

10:31 AM   Rafael Nadal beat Juan Monaco to win the Argentina Open, claiming his first title since Roland Garros in 2014 and nabbing a slice of tennis history as well.

Safarova wins Qatar WTA title

Lucie Safarova got back-to-back tournament wins for the first time in her career.

11:35 PM   Lucie Safarova continued her fine start to 2015 by claiming her first ever victory over Victoria Azarenka to win the Qatar Open title in Doha on Saturday.

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Cricket World Cup: Windies vs Zimbabwe

The West Indies take on a determined Zimbabwe in their Group B match at Manuka Oval.

Knights spoil Raiders' Seiffert homecoming

Newcastle coasted to a 26-4 trial win over Canberra in Queanbeyan.

Wests/UC take on Eastlake in first grade

The race for semi-finals spots heats up at Kingston Oval.

Adelaide leave it late to beat Wanderers

More heartbreak for Wanderers as Reds strike late at Hindmarsh.

Sydney FC edge out Mariners in thriller

A stunning Rhyan Grant goal helped Sydney FC to a 4-2 win.

Darren Bravo cops a nasty blow to head

West Indian batsmen Darren Bravo suffered a scare against Pakistan.

League HQ's NRL 2015 season preview

League HQ brings you an interactive on every NRL team.

Interactive game: World's best fielder

It's you vs the world, as you play along in the Cricket World Cup.

Afghanistan meets Bangladesh in ACT

Afghanistan and Bangladesh draw a crowd at Manuka Oval.

Australia pummels England at the MCG

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v England at the MCG.